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My name is Jeannie Mark

I’m a mid-lifer who quit a growing corporate career to reawaken my passions — and forge a life set by my own rules.

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4 Years of Travel

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The 10 Hottest Women Over 40


Come on, you knew this was coming.

I’ve taken up the challenge to do my own list of women who blow away the definition of hot.

The point I was making with my rant about being a woman over 40 is to heartily fight the prescribed constructs heaped upon us.

What is 40 exactly? What does it look like, act like, sound like? I’d say with this list of hot ladies, it’s so diverse, there is no one definition.

To me, hotness isn’t about doing jello shots anymore and it’s instant lust for the other person. Hotness deepens with maturity, but it never ages.

Yummy Foods, Happy Bellies: Preventing Mishaps in Adventurous Eating


Tongue-tickling spice combinations. Unfamiliar ingredients. New delicacies to explore. Half the fun of venturing to exotic locales is sampling new foods. Unfortunately, adventurous eating can also lead to an unhappy belly. Take advantage of a couple simple tricks to stave off disastrous travel sickness.

Healthy Habits to Keep You Going When You’re On-The-Go


Travel can take a toll on your body. Swept up in the rush of adventure, it’s easy to forget to take care of your health. The result? You might return from your trip exhausted instead of renewed or, worse yet, lose valuable travel days to sudden sickness. Make sure you’re always ready for the next adventure with these healthy habits.

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo


Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress… the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don’t let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits. Instead, follow our tips for coping with stress and getting the most out of your solo adventure.

By |September 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

10 Strangest Buildings in the World You Have to Visit


This isn’t any ordinary travel list, but then again, you’re not an ordinary traveler. For the unorthodox globe-trotter, no bucket list is complete without some of the strangest buildings the world has to offer. From Brazilian museums to amazing Las Vegas hotels, these architectural works are definitely not your average buildings.

By |September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Myths of Being a Woman Over 40 & Traveling


I’m writing this post for you. For every woman over 40 who’s sick of the lack of coverage we receive.

Who rarely, if ever, is featured in an over 40 female travel blog list. Yet, the younger, female versions of us are repeatedly focused on in these lists.

What makes me angriest about these disparities is that men in my age group DO receive accolades or are celebrated for their travel escapades. Where are our voices? We are also out here, traveling and making emboldened life choices.